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Serre de la Madone

74 route du Val de Gorbio, 06500, Menton, France
+33 4 93 57 73 90
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A gardener's garden

We visited in April and the garden was well ahead of those in the UK. There are many plants you... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Steve D
Camberley, United Kingdom
A Plantsman's Garden.

The historical context is the reason to visit this garden designed by Lawrence Johnston, who also... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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74 route du Val de Gorbio, 06500, Menton, France
+33 4 93 57 73 90
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We visited in April and the garden was well ahead of those in the UK. There are many plants you cannot grow in the UK and the variety was staggering. Well worth a visit.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The historical context is the reason to visit this garden designed by Lawrence Johnston, who also designed Hidcote Manor in Gloucestershire. The variety of trees and plants collection is outstanding. Not an easy garden to traverse, with many steps (which makes it impractical for wheelchair...More

Thank Specsavers2
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is one of my favourite gardens. It was originally created between 1924–1939 by Lawrence Johnston, who also created the Hidcote Manor Garden in England. It's divided into garden 'rooms' by numerous hedges and terraces with stone steps and pathways. It's full of semi-tropical exotic...More

Thank Alekto
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A number 7 bus from the gare routiere in Menton will take you to the gates of this lovely garden designed by Lawrence Johnstone. You can wander freely and enjoy a huge range of different plants. we have visited in December and February and believe...More

1  Thank Ewingston
Reviewed 1 March 2017

As a Gardens tour manager who have visited the Riviera on many occasions the was the first time to visit Serre de la Madone. The gardens are an absolute treasure and should be high on the wish list of any serious gardener or garden lover....More

1  Thank Adamthegardener
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

After taking the Zest bus #7 from Menton towards a Gorbio (1.50€) I was pleasantly surprised by the Serre de la Madone gardens. It's approximately 15 acres and filled with many rare and unusual flowers. There is Italian sculptures, an orangery, kiosks, and water features....More

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Not to be missed. Especially of interest to visitors to Hidcote in England. Another Laurence Johnson garden.

1  Thank rw005x9966
Reviewed 29 December 2015

An interesting garden with tiers up to a lovely water garden and house. It's being restored & doesn't show all of its original glory but still worth a visit. We went in September, not the height of flower season though there were some lovely, fragrant...More

Thank Joonie835
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Despite being the end of the season, we were charmed by this garden. I go for experience over information, preferring to seek out the names of things that take my fancy. We did not therefore opt for the tour but found much to delight the...More

Thank evelikesapples
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Visited in the morning when there were very few visitors. The park is in the heights of Menton and are layered with terraces. It is extremely beautiful and very peaceful. There was a group meditation class going on when we were there. Looks like locals...More

Thank radroumi
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